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Trump wears a mask in public for first time during coronavirus pandemic

President Trump wore a mask while visiting military personnel undergoing treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Saturday ⁠— his first time in public sporting a face covering recommended by health officials as a precaution against spreading the coronavirus. Accompanied by medical staff, Trump walked through the entryway of the hospital in Bethesda,… Read More »

Pandemic behavioral health tips from a psychiatrist [PODCAST]

The Podcast by KevinMD | Podcast | July 4, 2020 “The unparalleled and pervasive nature of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic has touched all of us in some way. There is limited, albeit growing, research on the mental health effects of disasters.  A recent review article pointed out the potentially negative consequences of prolonged quarantine, while other research from Wuhan, China, highlighted… Read More »

Essential Worker Shoulders $1,840 Pandemic Debt Due To COVID Cost Loophole

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). Carmen Quintero works an early shift as a supervisor at a 3M distribution warehouse that ships N95 masks to a nation under siege from the coronavirus. On March 23, she had developed a severe cough, and her voice, usually quick and… Read More »

Public Health Ontario suffered exodus of senior leaders and budget cuts before the COVID-19 pandemic struck

Article content continued These staff changes have not impacted PHO’s ability to respond to the pandemic Nicholas Paul, who as recently as January of this year, was PHO’s laboratory operations director, was removed from the agency’s online leadership chart sometime before March. He couldn’t be reached for comment. John McLaughlin, Crowcroft’s predecessor as chief scientist,… Read More »

Coronavirus Pandemic May Change Care For Some Allergy Patients After Severe Reactions – Forbes

Some allergy patients may qualify for an alternative to emergency room care after a severe reaction, … [+] group says. Getty Families of children with food allergies know to inject epinephrine if they have a severe reaction, but the playbook for next steps may shift for some patients as coronavirus fears make them skittish about… Read More »

Pandemic job losses slow down

The pace of job losses is slowing but still extreme, setting the expectation that job loss will still be at a historic high next week. Last week, 2.1 million workers applied for first-time unemployment benefits, the Labor Department reported Thursday. Since mid-March, about 41 million people have applied for unemployment insurance. The number of workers… Read More »